Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

We're seeking an Office Manager, Operations Director, Head Chef/Kitchen Manager and March volunteers!
What's up at Earthdance this Winter

This January & February we are partially closed so we can begin our long-awaited Farmhouse renovations and organizational restructuring work! We have reduced our staff to a small core team during this time, but we will pick back up with our regular programming in March. You can expect to see some changes to the Farmhouse during this time, and some new staff members joining us in March. More info coming soon about the renovation and restructuring progress.

February: We will not be holding events this month (this includes personal retreats, residencies, and rentals)

March: We pick back up with our normal programming, including the Spring Equinox Jam March 21 - 24 

Please feel free to write or call us during this time with any questions or interest in upcoming events. We will be checking phone messages, but email will be the easiest way to reach us during this time. Email contact@earthdance.net or call (413) 634 - 5678 to leave a message.

(Photo credit: Natasha Brooks-Sperduti)

A new workshop series

Social Justice Sundays (SJS): Tools for Healthy Community Engagement is a new workshop series focused on various topics such as inclusion, accessibility, anti-oppression, understanding implicit bias, microaggressions in the workplace, cultivating empathy, and more. At each workshop, co-led by a trained Social Justice Facilitator and a Somatics Practitioner, participants will engage in open dialogue, critical thinking, and creative, interactive, & movement-based tools for building authentic, equitable relationships.

Post-session we will offer a delicious shared dinner and open dance/jam space where you can further integrate the material.

Workshop dates: Mar. 24, Apr. 28, May 26, June 23, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17

Join us for our first SJS of the new year on March 24th!

Learn more and register>>

Register today for our Winter/Spring programs!

We're so excited to welcome talented teachers and facilitators for new programming including Queer CI Lab and Jam with Taja Will, Ryuta Iwashita, & pavleheidler and FISSURE with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, & Karen Nelson. We also look forward to our Spring Equinox Jam, facilited by Elise Knudson & Rebeca Medina.

View calendar & register here>>

Still accepting applicants!

A weeklong workshop with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson

Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? 

 

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 16, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation. The Queer CI Lab and Jam aims to bring queer experience, thought, and politics into the practice of CI through movement, dialogue, workshops, & jamming.For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual,...
May 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 26, 2019 - 3:00pm
with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson  Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? Offering grounding, embodied practices, 3 classes daily, POC only and + Allies spaces, questions into...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

March 3, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15 - $20(No one turned away for lack of funds) Note: No overnight option available
March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to March 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Come move with friends new and old in the embrace of Spring’s awakening! We melt away the layers of winter, find our flow, and re-energize in the dance of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages, backgrounds, levels, and styles of dancing. (Photo Credit: Anna M. Maynard)
March 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for an Open Jam following our first Social Justice Sundays training of the year! $10 - $20 sliding scale(Jam free with training) (Photo credit: Anna M. Maynard)